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Director Michael J. Basset Reveals Plans for “Silent Hill” Sequel

Posted: November 10, 2010 at 11:24 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

The first game I remember truly being afraid of was Silent Hill.  Everything about it creeped me out.  The sound effects, the atmosphere, the visuals, and the creatures were all executed perfectly, and I was only 12 when I first played it.  When I first heard that they were making a movie inspired by the video game series I was even more excited than I had been about Resident Evil.  This was perfect material for a horror movie.  I was even more excited when I heard that the director of Brotherhood of the Wolf, Christophe Gans, was helming the film.  While the visual look of the film was awesome, the film left me wanting quite a bit more.

Now, for the first time, we have Michael J. Basset speaking about what he plans to bring to the sequel Silent Hill: Revelations.  Here is what he told Empire:

 “It’s early days, and I’m keeping details of the plot secret for now,” he told us, “but it’s going to be a sequel to the first film whilst trying to remain true to the plot of game 3, and will also work as a stand-alone movie for people who don’t know the series.”

“It was a real challenge writing it,” he tells us, “and I spent a long time revisiting the games and reading just about every little piece of material I could find on the mythology. Of course, my choices may not please everyone, but the ambition is to give the audience a twisted, intense and terrifying experience, following a really interesting story, anchored by a terrific cast giving great performances. It’s more than you get from most horror movies these days, I know, but I figure why not aim high and try to bring a bit of quality back to a genre that’s rarely treated with respect?”

He certainly seems eager and excited to dive into this project.  I am still apprehensive though.  Very few video game based movies translate well to the big screen, and every other director has had this type of excitement before.  I am happy to see that he wants to keep the same look and feel of the first one.  I would love to see this film be great.  But I will believe it when I see it.

What do you think of this prospect?  Did you enjoy the first film?  Let us know in the comments below.